It’s been my joy to serve this church since December 2009. I’ve loved getting to know the people here. They are a wonderful group with real servant hearts who love Jesus and want to serve Noosa. I love helping people understand who Jesus is and it’s a privilege for me to explain the Bible each Sunday and show how God speaks to us to shape and transform our lives. I married Susan in July 1989 and we have been blessed with three beautiful adult children, a son-in-law and a granddaughter! On our day off, Susan and I love to walk in the national park; love to find a good coffee and I enjoy exploring the world through the internet. Mobile: 0412 585 686
When my husband Chris and I relocated to Noosa from the Boston area in March 2015, we thought we were moving primarily to be near the Gilbert family. And that’s been true and wonderful. God’s ways, though, are much greater than our plans and so I confess I’m deeply humbled, grateful and even surprised to join the team of ministers at the Anglican Church of Noosa. I’ve worked as a writer, reporter, university professor, waitress and (bad) soccer coach, but never a coordinator for women in ministry—at least officially! Even so, I’ve always loved walking along side other women of faith who give so much to their families, careers and communities. I’ve also taught or served at various ministries and women’s conferences across the U.S. Now, whether meeting for coffee or worshipping God, talking about stories or walking the dog on the beach, I’m excited to see how the Lord Jesus will lead us together! And I’ll always be thankful that our brother and sister in law, Ross and Gillian Gilbert, invited us to worship here. We found our church home the first time we walked through the door. Mobile: 0456 502 121
It is such a privilege to live and work in this beautiful part of God’s world. My passion is to help people discover Jesus Christ and grow in their knowledge and love of Him. In January 2017 my family relocated from Melbourne, where I worked as an Anglican Minister in a large church in the south-eastern suburbs for 13 years. Prior to Melbourne we lived in Sydney, where I worked in the construction industry before retraining and working in full time Christian ministry, specifically with youth. My beautiful wife, Bek, is a physiotherapist and together we have two terrific, school-age daughters: Jazlyn and Indi. I love camping and 4-wheel driving, the beach, good food, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends. I am excited be the Community Chaplain at St Andrew’s Anglican College, working in partnership with the Anglican Church of Noosa, and look forward to meeting you soon. Email Gary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon came to Noosa in 2012 to help kids and their families to know Jesus and to grow with him. We were able to appoint Simon for two years due to a generous gift from outside the parish. Following that, the parish raised money through the Vision 2020 program to support Simon for a further three years. Simon was wonderfully supported in the work by his wife Heather and their children Aidan, Claudio and Leo. Together their ministry had great impact and has left a lasting legacy. They finished with us on 17 December 2017, Simon having accepted a similar role at West Ryde Anglican Church in Sydney.
Ian joined us December 2013 as our associate minister. As well as being Mark’s 2IC, he looked after welcoming and integration and our small groups. In May 2015, after much prayer and planning, Ian began leading our congregation plant, meeting in the Studio at St Andrew’s College Peregian Springs. Ian was supported in ministry by his wife Tammy and along with their daughter Audrey, they were loved and acclaimed for their generous hospitality and ability to get alongside everyone. Ian finished his time here at the end of 2017 and is waiting on the Lord as to his next opportunity in ministry.